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Last week, Jan Rauscher started a blog series that set out to help you sift through your options for learning about the SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment at SAP TechEd 2007.   There truly are lots of great sessions to choose from, but which sessions will do you the most good?  Well, it depends on the job you need to do, of course.   Job relevance, in this as in so many things, is what will help us decide.

 

In SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment at TechEd: Which Sessions Should I Attend?, he listed CE sessions of interest to software engineers and architects.  Next week, we’ll post a blog on CE sessions for business process experts.

 

In this blog, I hope to help people with jobs as IT managers and project leaders choose the CE sessions that will help them most in their work.   In these roles, you’ll first need a solid introduction to composite application development at SAP.  You’ll also benefit from some hands on with the tools, to help you better resource, scope, and plan your composite application development projects.  And finally, a broader understanding of the Enterprise SOA perspective is in order – you’ll really start to understand the possibilities when we see what service enablement exposes to your application developers – flexibility, responsiveness, and business process agility!

 

So, to our task!  Here are sessions that will give you a great introduction to composition at SAP:

 

  • CE100 – SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1 in Detail  – Composite applications empower companies to drive innovative business processes, leveraging existing IT investments. SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment provides a methodology and toolset to efficiently develop and manage composite applications, following enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) principle.  SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment comprises infrastructure components such as SAP Web Application Server, Web Dynpro-based user interfaces, infrastructure for voice-based applications, business process management for workflow support, and an infrastructure for service and business object definition. 

    Learn more about the functions and features of the infrastructure as well as the toolset that makes up the SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment and how to use the various development tools to build composite applications.

 

 -Or, Alternatively-

 

  • CE101 – Enterprise SOA and the Road to Composition  – Composite applications empower companies to drive business process innovation and agility, leveraging existing enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) assets. SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment provides a methodology and an Eclipse-based toolset to efficiently develop, manage, and deploy composite applications, following SAP’s enterprise SOA principle. SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment combines infrastructure components such as SAP Java EE 5 Application Server, Web Dynpro-based user interfaces, SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer for UI modeling, guided procedures for collaborative process modeling, and an infrastructure for service and business object definition.

 

-And-

 

  • CE151 – Developing Composite Applications with SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment 7.1 –  In this four-hour hands on session, learn how composite applications look and feel from a developer’s point of view and create a complete composite process from scratch. Let us show you how SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment empowers you to create, compose, and orchestrate services as key building blocks of your new application.

 

Sessions that put you a bit deeper into the business scenarios addressed by composites, the tools and techniques used in their development, and the resources involved, include:

 

  • CE103 – Implementing Composite Applications: Methodology and Skill Requirements – Discover a solid methodology for implementing composite applications based on the business process platform. Find out why project phases and steps of a composite application implementation are the same and different than other projects. You’ll also learn the required skill profiles in each step.

 

  • CE207 – Real-World Examples and Experiences of Composite Applications –
    This lecture gives you real-world experience for composite applications. We will show you several industry composite applications, which leverage extensively the SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment. With these composites in our hands, we will explain the common design principles of composite applications and enterprise service-oriented architecture. Having this common understanding of what composites are, we will run through the complete life cycle of a composite – from the invention to the delivery.

    The development process and the usage of the SAP NetWeaver composition tools represent a focus topic of this lecture and is demonstrated as well as explained in detail. The lecture is basically geared towards architects, developers, business experts, and IT managers.

 

  • CE300 – Delivering Consistent Results with a Reference Architecture for the SAP Composition Environment  (an ASUG Session – Las Vegas only) – The SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment (CE) enables corporate users and developers to extend the value of the SAP infrastructure and investment. Reference architecture and guiding principles serve as the foundation for consistent and effective composite applications. These guidelines enable Enterprise Architecture to publish and enforce the governance process and standards for composite applications. This session will cover Cardinal Health’s reference architecture and guiding principles for SAP NetWeaver CE applications leveraging the Composite Application Framework and SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe.

 

 

And, for a broader perspective of what’s available to your composite application developers, sessions that describe the Enterprise SOA environment and its possibilities:

 

  • SOA102 – Enterprise SOA with SAP NetWeaver  – This session is dedicated to enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) technology that is delivered by the SAP NetWeaver platform. An introduction of the overall Enterprise SOA approach with SAP NetWeaver will be given. In this context, the topics of Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Service Repository (ESR), SOA middleware, as well as composition, are covered. The focus is on the explanation of the combined usage of the following SAP NetWeaver components along SAP’s overall methodology: SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure (SAP NetWeaver XI), enterprise services repository, SAP NetWeaver Composition Environment, and SAP NetWeaver Application Server. A short outlook into thefuture will be given at the end of the session.
  • SOA112 Enterprise Services Use Cases  – This session first covers the experiences gained by various companies during the implementation projects of the enterprise services required to enable Customer Fact Sheet (CFS), Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment (EBPP), and Technical Document Management Connectivity (TDMC), covering the architecture, the technical pre-requisites of the solutions, and the business and technical benefits that the enterprise services bring to these enterprises and their clients.

    The session then shows the openness of SAP by demonstrating that enterprise services can be consumed by other application servers and tools to enable an ATP Check scenario using SAP back-end functionality.

  • SOA106 – How to Discover, Use, and Evaluate Enterprise Services  The speaker will explain and show the first steps customers should take to get started with enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA): how to identify and explore enterprise services (ES) delivered by SAP. Customers and partners can easily learn what enterprise services are delivered and shipped by SAP via the ES Workplace and the ES Wiki. This session will explain the multiple ways in which enterprise services can be searched and explored today.

See you at TechEd!

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  1. Mark Yolton
    A perfect topic for TechEd’07, and covered from all angles.  Thanks, Dirk, for raising the visibility of these sessions.  I predict: sell-out.

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